Can We Guess if You Drive a Manual or an Automatic?

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Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

When did you learn to drive?

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How beat up was your first car?

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What car did your parents have when you were growing up?

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What car did your grandparents have?

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What car did you have a poster of when you were young?

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What was your favorite Matchbox car or MicroMachine car?

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What car did you learn to drive on?

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How new was your first car?

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How much did you love your first car?

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How long did your first car last?

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Did you ever wrench on your first car?

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Who taught you how to maintain your car?

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What's the most difficult thing you do to maintain your car?

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Can you change a tire?

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Can you change brake pads?

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Can you change the oil?

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Do you know the origins of the funny sounds your car makes?

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Did you replace your first car?

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How many cars have you personally owned?

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How many cars have you driven?

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What car would you prefer as a daily driver?

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What car would you prefer for an epic road trip?

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What car would you want for off-roading?

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What car would you take to the track?

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What car would you take rallying?

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What would be the perfect family car?

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What car would you take someplace if you wanted to impress people?

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What car is the ultimate sleeper?

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What retro car would be your throwback?

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What current car is your idea of the future?

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About This Quiz

No two tribes have argued articles of faith more than the manual car drivers and the automatic car drivers. No great historical struggle, from Manifest Destiny to the British Empire to the Crusades, has inspired such foamy mouthed fervor and enthusiastic passion. To a manual transmission driver, the manual is the zenith of automotive engineering: leave the automatic systems to the car's air conditioning and satellite navigation, because the transmission is as much a part of the driving experience as turning the steering wheel or tapping the brakes. To an automatic transmission driver, the endless march of technology is always good, that the automation of systems is good because it frees human labor, and that having to change gears when all you're doing is getting a pack of toilet paper is juvenile.

Just as a Porsche owner can be recognized by their casual use of the words "naturally aspirated," manual transmission and automatic transmission owners have tells. We have compiled a comprehensive list of these traits and all the cultural and societal norms common to both groups and developed an examination you can take right now that will give us everything we need to peg you as one group or the other. Care to try it?

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